Foundations in Graphic Communications: Checking Color Proofs

New York City College Of Technology
Advertising Design & Graphic Arts: NYCCT

The Course At A Glance

 

Foundations In Graphic Communications
Patrick Henry     (p) 718.847.9430     (c) 917.647.0590     (e) PTHenry@Citytech.cuny.edu

     
  Printing Processes  
     
 

IMPACT (a.k.a. plate; ink-on-paper):
letterpress (relief)
flexography (relief)
offset lithography (planographic)
gravure (intaglio)
screen printing/stencil duplicating (porous)
CHARACTERISTICS: image carriers; mechanical printing machines; "real" ink; variable press speeds (iph/fpm); non-variable printed images

USES:

commercial printing
catalogs
greeting cards
packaging

magazines
books
maps
posters

newspapers
forms
labels & tags
currency

NON-IMPACT (a.k.a. plateless; toner-based)
electrophotography (Xerography)
inkjet
thermal transfer
dye sublimation
ion deposition
magnetography
CHARACTERISTICS: no image carriers; copiers and digital printers; toner or "electroink" ; constant output speed (cpm); variable-data printing

USES:

transaction documents
addressing
on-demand printing

proofing
bar-coding
variable data on preprinted "shells"

 
     
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